Robert Kennedy Jr.: The long history of US friendship with the Serbian people

Robert Kenedi Mlađi
Source: Kosovo Online

Independent candidate for President of the United States, Robert Kennedy Jr., emphasized that the US had a long history of friendship with the Serbian people, as Serbs, especially during World War II, had been very close friends of America.

Speaking at a campaign event, he reminded the audience that during World War II, Serbia had played a key role in the fight against the Nazis and, in particular, a crucial role in Halyard Mission, where nearly 500 American pilots had been saved.

They crossed from Italy to Romania, he added, and when many American planes were shot down over Yugoslavia, General Draza Mihajlovic's resistance movement agreed to save American pilots when no one else would.

"Serbs were very close friends to us," emphasized Kennedy Jr., recalling that after that, Tito had made Yugoslavia neutral.

"When Tito died in 1980, and especially after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the outbreak of war in 1992, Serbs resisted the breakup of Yugoslavia, which put them in conflict with the international, global alliance that used NATO as a central instrument of power," he pointed out.

Therefore, he says, it is now difficult and complex to determine the reasons for the subsequent war.

"It was about control of Kosovo, by Albanians and by Serbs... It lasted for many years, and it is hard to draw the line," Kennedy added.

Incidentally, Robert Kennedy Jr. announced yesterday that he had rejected an offer from associates of Republican candidate Donald Trump to be his candidate for vice president.

"President Trump calls me an ultraleft radical. I'm so liberal that his emissaries asked me to be his vice president. I politely declined the offer," Kennedy stated on the "X" social network.